Tag: Gulf of Mexico
Officials said the leak might be from the Main Pass Oil Gathering Company's (MPOG) pipeline system off the coast of New Orleans.
Coming on the heels of the Willow decision, this certainly feels like another step backwards in the fight against climate change, which this administration has said is an existential threat.”
The consequences of the sale could be the production of 1.1 billion barrels of oil and the probable release of 723 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The spill is located 2 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana and has so far remained at sea and has not impacted the shoreline.
“Offshore fracking threatens Gulf communities and wildlife far more than our government has acknowledged.”
“The Biden administration’s January 27 Executive Order temporarily pausing oil and gas permitting on federal lands and waters needs to be made permanent.”
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary will now include portions of 14 additional reefs and banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, representing approximately a 104 square mile increase in area.
"The time to clean this up was 14 years ago. Taylor Energy has shown nothing but negligence all this time."
The federal government said it is committed “to ensure Taylor Energy will work to permanently stop the ongoing oil spill” because there is “still more that can be done by Taylor to control and contain the oil.”
At least 10 fracking chemicals routinely used in offshore fracking could kill or harm a broad variety of marine species, including marine mammals and fish.
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